John K. Welch is a retired president and CEO of Centrus Energy Corp. (formerly USEC, Inc.). Prior to Centrus, Welch was a senior executive with General Dynamics Corp., retiring from the company in 2003 as executive vice president for the Marine Systems Group, which included Bath Iron Works, Electric Boat and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO).
Welch previously served as president, vice president of programs and vice president for program development at Electric Boat.
He served on the board of directors of Centrus Energy Corp. and its predecessor, USEC Inc., from 2005 through 2013. He is currently chairman of the board of the Battelle Memorial Institute and serves on the board of Mount St. Joseph High School.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, served for seven years as a nuclear submarine officer and retired from the Naval Reserve. He also earned a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and an MBA from Loyola College.